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Alma Madrigal is a supporting character in Disney's 2021 animated feature film, Encanto. She is the matriarch of the Madrigal family.


Abuela Alma is the matriarch of the Madrigal family. When she was younger - when Pepa, Julieta and Bruno were babies - a miracle blessed them and her candle, creating La Casa Madrigal. Since this day, every child born in the family is blessed with their own unique magical gifts, except Alma's youngest granddaughter Mirabel.

Physical appearance

Abuela Alma is an old woman with grey hair and hazel eyes. She wears a long dark red dress with butterflies and streaks on it, a belt with a key and two pocket watches and black high heels. On the ceremonies of the Madrigal children getting their gifts, she wears a black scarf.

Powers and abilities

Abuela Alma is in charge of all magic of the family, she takes care of the magical candle that gives the family their magical gifts.


  • Early in production, the character's name was Andrea.[1]


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  1. Sharpe, Josh (December 9, 2020). "Exclusive: New Details for Walt Disney Animation Studios’ ‘Encanto’". The Disinsider.